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    Food For Better Health,  From the Sea,  Healthy Eating,  Main Course,  Recipes

    Step 5: Powerful Weight Loss Boosters

    Continuing in our weight loss series, many of you, like me, might have reached a plateau?   I have found several ways to spark our weight loss journey and start shedding pounds again. It has been awhile since I last posted a weight loss journey article, so let’s recap… Step 1: Kicking Off a Weight Loss Plan Determining our motivation and strategy for our weight loss journey; while taking steps to prevent relapses. Step 2: Setting a Caloric Threshold Setting a caloric goal; defining our eating schedule; discover a method of tracking. Step 3: Learning Portion Control  Discovered necessary nutrients and using a portion control plate.   Step 4: Incorporating Probiotics…

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    Pasta Can Be Healthy

    DAY 6 of my 100 Days of Real Food Challenge and my #1 issue is PASTA!  I crave it constantly. Scientific research claims when we crave carbohydrates, it is usually due to the association of comfort and our mood. Besides the energy boost, carbohydrates provide solace during stressful times. Although I don’t feel it, subconsciously, I probably am stressed due to my food restrictions for 100 days!The Process of Pasta Most standard pasta is made with refined bleached or unbleached flour, which is on the restricted list.  During the refining process, the nutrient-rich outer bran shell and inner germ layer are removed from the grain, leaving just the starchy endosperm. …

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    Food Advocacy,  Food For Better Health

    Top 5: Fiber Options To Remedy Your Deficiency

    The United States Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines to help Americans eat a healthier diet and improve their overall eating habits. It offers key recommendations with specific nutritional targets and dietary limits. Americans’ social and economic cultures have resulted in unhealthy eating habits. The recommended daily intake of dietary fiber is 25 grams of fiber for women and 38 grams for men. Yet, most Americans consume less than half of the recommended daily fiber intake and have become one of our most significant dietary deficiencies. Over time, a deficiency in dietary fiber can increase the possibility of developing…